New to Belton? If you’ve just relocated to the area or you’re thinking of making the move here, you’re in for a treat. The county seat of Bell County may be a small town at heart, but folks here are big on having fun. Below is a list of what we consider the top 10 things to do in Belton.
Belton, Texas Summer Activities
Summer is a great time to get to know Belton and to find out what your recreational options are here. Many Belton and Temple, Texas community events are held at this time as well.
Have a blast at the 4th of July Celebration. No other town celebrates the birth of our nation quite like Belton. This week-long event has been voted one of the “Top 10 Places to Fly Your Patriotic Colors” by USA Today. Includes three nights of PRCA rodeo.
Swim, fish, and go waterskiing. There are two beautiful lakes in the area of Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The former has a 136-mile shoreline while the latter’s extends for 58 miles. The water quality in both is among the best in the state.
Go to the fair. The Central Texas State Fair, usually held at the end of August/the start of September, draws visitors and participants from all over the region.
Cool off at the Summer Fun Water Park. Kids adore splashing away in this 7-acre water park with its numerous body and tube slides.
Explore hike and bike trails. There are quite a few trails throughout the area, but if you don’t want to go too far, start at the Hike and Bike Trail at Nolan Creek.
Head to Downtown Belton on Market Days. This is held every 3rd Saturday of the month in the historic downtown district, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop by the Bell County Expo Center. There’s always something going on here, whether it’s a championship rodeo, a dog show, or a live music concert.
Check out the Bell County Museum. With its many interactive exhibits, the museum is the perfect place to learn more about the history of Belton and the region as a whole.
Take a history tour. Belton is located on the Chisholm Trail and has myriad historic attractions â€“ much of downtown has been designated as a National Historic District.
Shop and dine. There’s a wide variety of shops and restaurants in town, many of them independently owned. Landmark establishments include The Gin at Nolan Creek and Cochran, Blair & Potts, the oldest family-owned department store in Texas.
This list of the top 10 things to do in Belton is just a sampling of the many ways you can have fun in Belton and if you’re looking for even more options, you can always take the short drive to nearby Temple and Salado.
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